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Germany go back-to-back with hockey gold
By Foster Niumata
07:23 AEST Sun Aug 12 2012

Germany successfully defended its Olympic men's hockey title by beating the Netherlands 2-1 on Saturday, ruining hopes of a Dutch golden double.

Jan Philipp Rabente scored two remarkable goals, a brilliant solo opener in the 33rd minute and the winner after running around behind the net with five minutes to go.

Mink van der Weerden equalised for the Dutch in the 53rd with his tournament-best eighth goal.

The Dutch had hoped to pull off the first Olympic double after their women beat Argentina 2-0 on Friday.

Instead, the German men emulated the Dutch women: both repeated as champions.

Coach Markus Weise earned his third successive gold after leading the Germany women in 2004 and the men in Beijing.

The Dutch should have finished off the final by halftime, Germany having goalkeeper Max Weinhold to thank for saving their skin.

He was called upon within minutes, with saves off Rogier Hofman, and stuck out his left knee to dismiss a backhand shot by Billy Bakker.

When the Netherlands had the only penalty corner of the half in the 29th, Philipp Zeller blocked German marksman Moritz Fuerste's initial flick and Weinhold stopped Robbert Kemperman's rebound attempt.

Weinhold wasn't impressed when, after tackling Dutch captain Floris Evers, Evers gave him a parting push of his head.

But his mood improved three minutes later, two minutes before the break, when midfielder Rabente slashed a goal between two defenders and past goalie Jaap Stockmann.

Van der Weerden finally scored when his second penalty corner sent Germany captain Max Mueller ducking for cover on the goal-line.

With five minutes to go, Rabente shot and thought he'd scored, and kept running around behind the net from the left side.

But Stockmann stopped the shot and the ball was cleared, only for Tobias Hauke to fire it back in.

Benjamin Wess gave it a nudge back toward the goal and Rabente came around from behind the goal on the right post to steer it in.

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